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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a cheap DJ?

To find a cheap or affordable DJ for your party or wedding, search for local DJs near you and ask for free cost estimates from several of them. While some DJ profiles may provide an automatically generated starting cost, it’s important to contact the DJ to get an idea of how much your particular request will cost. This also gives you the opportunity to ask them other important questions and make sure you are a good fit.

How much is a DJ?

When you hire a local DJ, expect to pay roughly between $300 and $800. But be aware that the actual price will vary based on several factors, including the length of the DJ’s set and how much of a presence they need to be. Larger venues can drive up the cost, as this requires more equipment, soundchecking and setup. Adding extras like confetti, fog, light shows and black lights also adds to the cost. 

Get cost estimates from the best DJs near you to find out how much you should expect to spend for your event.

Read our cost guide, “How much does a DJ cost?

How do you book a DJ for a party?

To book a party DJ, start by comparing local pros in your area. Check out their ratings and reviews to find out: 

  • Are they professional?
  • Do they show up on time to set up for the party?
  • Do they know how to feel the energy in the room and adjust the music accordingly?
  • Are they friendly to guests and take song requests?
  • Do they specialize in the genres you want (pop, Top 40, hip-hop, etc.)?
  • Do they have experience playing at your type of event (weddings, birthday parties, etc.)?

Whenever possible, watch videos of their performances. 

Your last step is to contact three to five different DJs near you to ask them questions and get price quotes.

Reviews for Covington djs
Lisa L.
I was truly impressed with Kevin's professionalism and passion for music. He was absolutely amazing! I would definitely recommend Smilestones DJ Services.
Smilestones DJ Services, LLCSmilestones DJ Services, LLC
Erin C.
Keaton’s Beats has been very helpful in the process of selecting a DJ for our wedding! He is professional, timely, and courteous. We are looking forward to working with him!
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
CR Ryan was fantastic! His DJ skills are great and the magic is definitely a bonus! The dance floor was full, and a great time was had by all. We will contact him again for future events.
CR EntertainmentCR Entertainment
Senta C.
Our experience was so incredible! The whole thing felt so hands free. Everything was taken care of so well and left us with absolutely no worries. We recommend Keaton’s Beats to anyone needing a dj service
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
Dan was phenomenal! He was the dj at our wedding, which had a relatively vague theme and a varied croud, and he did a wonderful job running with it. Getting my wedding party to stay together and cooperate was like herding cats, and he was very patient and personable and gave really great thought out advice on how to do things. -k
The Formal Affair Musical EntertainmentThe Formal Affair Musical Entertainment
Allyson C.
Darren made our wedding a good time. He worked with me prior to the wedding in order to make sure that he knew what our vision was and made sure he made it happen. Not only did he DJ the wedding, he was our officiant. It was awesome!! My husband and I were both emotional, and Darren found a way to make the ceremony perfect. He was funny, relaxed, and said some really nice things that made the wedding beautiful. We are so grateful we chose DMZ Productions and would do it 100x again. Definitely recommend!
DMZ Productions, LLCDMZ Productions, LLC
Patricia R.
Our wedding was last Sunday (April 28th, 2019) and it couldn’t have been better. Kevin was amazing! We started planing our wedding around 7 months prior to it. It was then that I found Kevin on thumbtack. I messaged a few different DJs, but he was the one that answered me faster and was very clear on how he works. My husband and I live in NYC and we were planning a wedding in Covington KY, so we knew it was going to be a little harder to do. Also I am Brazilian, and I would have a lot of family coming from Brazil and a lot of them don’t speak English, so we had some language barrier as well. So after one week of messaging with Kevin, we talked on the phone and it made me the most exited person, knowing he would be the perfect DJ for our wedding. Kevin since the start emailed and messaged us and also helped on whatever our needs were (Brazilian music, how to play the games if they’re in English, what kind of music to choose for special moments and why). Kevin was also very organized. Every time we talked on the phone or email, or after our only meeting in person he always sent us emails with the updates that had been made promptly - a few hours after (always the same day). When we met the first time at the wedding venue, he made sure to know what, where, how, and with whom he was going to work with on the day of the wedding to make everything work out with no stress along the way, also making proper suggestions to the venue wedding coordinator. Kevin was there the day before the wedding for the rehearsal and made sure we all knew when to walk in and how to walk down the aisle. During our wedding ceremony everything ran smoothly thanks to him (also the rabbi and hotel wedding coordinator - they all worked together in perfect vibe). The reception was perfect! The dance floor was not empty at any moment, we had a few games planned to happen during the night and he with my cousin (interpreting it in Portuguese) made it so fun to participate and enjoy and laugh! My maid of honor at first didn’t understand why I was so exited about my DJ when I told her we talked on the phone for the first time, but at the end of the party she said to me “Patty, your DJ is amazing and now I get why you were so excited about him” and I believe she told him as well. We Brazilians don’t really know all the group dance and when I saw Kevin was on the dance floor teaching us how to do it, it was the best!!! We got so many compliments on how Kevin made our wedding unforgettable! We love you Kevin! And we can’t thank you enough!!! Patty and Travis
Smilestones DJ Services, LLCSmilestones DJ Services, LLC
Leah D.
I've spent some time since getting married thinking about what exactly I should say for this review. I suppose I'll start with the pricing. Pricing is very ideal for someone who doesn't want to spend thousands of dollars on their wedding. That being said, unfortunately my husband and I received what we paid for. First, he began playing the wrong song for me to go down the aisle (he instead starting playing the recessional song), but he quickly got back on track after one of the planners that day told him about the mistake. That I could forgive (slightly). And then the entirety of the reception happened, where he continuously mispronounced my first name and our last name, even after multiple family members went up to him to correct him (at least 5 people that I know of went up to him, but he continued to say Layla, which is adding letters that aren't even in my name). Another thing that was brought up to me in the month since the wedding was that he decided to play at least one of his own personal favorite songs (I'm pretty sure there was more than just one, but there's one I remember specifically) and awkwardly entered the dance floor to try to get people to sing along, which people did not appreciate when a microphone was shoved into their face and when they tried to back away, he would continue to hold the microphone out to them. Needless to say, my husband and I, along with all of my family and friends, were displeased with his performance. It continues to be a subject of conversation, even a month after the wedding, and not for a good reason. So if you have even a slightly not-normal name, it may be best for you to look elsewhere for a DJ, unless you possibly want your name butchered (even though you spelled it phonetically in the questionnaire you have to fill out for him regarding your song choices for the wedding).
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
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